J K News Today

Jammu, August 10:

 The United Nations General Assembly  President elect  Volkan Bozkir on Monday asked Pakistan to   seek mutual engagement  with India  for Kashmir solution  , critical for sustainable peace in  South Asia refraining from any comment indicating  any tilt toward Pakistan’s standpoint .

 Keeping  in view the new office that he is going to assume next month , Bozkir  advised Pakistan to go  in  for maintenance of security of the region through political and diplomatic means . He was speaking to media in Islamabad on Monday after meeting Pakistani Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who had painted a very grim picture of the situation in Kashmir  and wanted  the visiting  dignitary to commit to their stand .

But Bozkir , after hearing all about the “ grave” and serious situation in Kashmir from Pakistani leaders , told the media  that the way forward lies in “ mutual engagement” hinting at the dialogue between India and Pakistan , this was a clear rejection of the salvos that Pakistani leadership wanted him to fire at India  by talking about the UN resolutions on Kashmir and the “ grave” human rights situation in the Valley.

He said that he has a new responsibility coming his way and therefore would go by the obligation of the position that he is going to assume .

Bozkir   was  quoted by Pakistani media , as saying ,” “ solving the  Kashmir issue was key to sustainable peace in south Asia.”

“  “Regional security should be maintained through political and diplomatic solutions. Difficult challenges can be resolved through meaningful, mutual engagement.”